Family-Friendly Caribbean Resorts that Will Blow Your Mind

PHOTO: Hotel Xcaret Mexico. (photo courtesy of Experiencias Xcaret)
Holly Johnson
by Holly Johnson
Last updated: 9:30 AM ET, Mon September 10, 2018

Caribbean Resorts for the Family

The Caribbean is home to thousands of breathtaking islands featuring stunning scenery, world-class beaches, and crystal-clear waters teeming with sea life. The best family-friendly hotels on these islands feature an array of amenities including huge rooms, plunge pools, kid's clubs, and specialty dining. Read on to learn more about the mind-blowing hotels you should book this year.

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, Ochos Rios

Vacation at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande begins with entry into their stunning foyer with towering ceilings and original high-end décor. Bask in the sun on the idyllic beach outside or swim in one of the huge pools. Kids will stay entertained for hours in the on-site kid's club, which features video games, activities galore, and its own splash pad.

The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos is one of the world's most beautiful beaches, and The Somerset on Grace Bay owns the best spot on the sand. This resort features "condos" with multiple bedrooms, including a five-bedroom penthouse suite with two stories, 5,300 square feet, a wrap around balcony, and its own Jacuzzi!

Park Hyatt St. Kitts

The new Park Hyatt St. Kitts (opened in 2017) marks the Park Hyatt brand's first venture into the Caribbean as well as the first luxury resort in St. Kitts. Not only does it sit on a gorgeous stretch of waterfront heaven, but you can book giant rooms for families including a Presidential Villa with its own infinity pool, butler service, and unparalleled views.

Azul Beach Resort, Negril

Negril, Jamaica is already known for its gorgeous beaches, but you'll find paradise at Azul Beach Resort on Negril's Seven Mile Beach. This all-inclusive property offers a Gourmet-Inclusive experience, 24-hour room service, a world-class spa, and supervised programs for kids. And, did we mention the beach?

Atlantis Paradise Island, The Bahamas

The iconic hotels at Atlantis Paradise Island offer a huge on-site waterpark and thousands of fish, rays, and turtles swimming in the on-site aquariums. Get blown away by The Bridge Suite in The Royal Towers section of this hotel. This suite offers a 1,250 sq. ft. living room, a 22-karat chandelier in the dining room, and a dedicated staff of seven.

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort, Mexico

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort is an all-inclusive haven set among the gorgeous shores of Riviera Maya in Mexico. This hotel will "wow" you with its kids and teens clubs, inviting pools, gourmet restaurants, and nightclubs, not to mention its spot among the shores of Mexico's most beautiful beach.

Beaches Ochos Rios, Jamaica

Beaches Resorts in Ochos Rios sets the precedent for family-friendly all-inclusive vacations with its own action-adventure waterpark, championship golf, and on-site PADI diving opportunities. This property comes with its own private white-sand beach, seven gourmet restaurants, three fantastic swimming pools, and endless fun.

Zemi Beach House, Anguilla

It's impossible not to be blown away by Zemi Beach House, due to its idyllic location along Shoal Bay East on the enchanting island of Anguilla. This hotel features huge rooms for families, the best location on Shoal Bay, and a see-through pool you have to see to believe.

Paradise Beach Resort, Nevis

Nevis is a unique and quiet island in the Caribbean, yet its hotels exude personality and charm. Paradise Beach Resort is one of the best properties for families, with multiple-bedroom suites with their own pools available. In May of 2018, the hotel also debuted beach houses that hover just above the sand and feature unbelievable views of nearby St. Kitts.

Starfish Jolly Beach Resort, Antigua

Starfish Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua is a typical all-inclusive resort, yet its location on a shockingly beautiful Antiguan beach will leave you in awe. Aside from the white sand and clear waters, this property also offers large rooms for families, four on-site restaurants, a kid's club, and water sports galore.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana

This hard rocking, all-inclusive property is situated on pristine sugar white sands in the Dominican Republic. Guests enjoy 13 pools, three swim-up bars, a kid's pool and lazy river, and a kid's club with its own KIDZ BOP entertainment experience designed for children who love music.

Bluefields Bay Villas, Jamaica

Skip over the hotels and go for a private villa. Bluefields Bay Villas on the South coast of Jamaica each come with their own private pool, private chef, butler, and creature comforts. Book a villa with up to six bedrooms for a luxury beach experience you won't forget.

Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Club Med Punta Cana offers an active all-inclusive experience the whole family will love. This includes their Cirque du Soleil experience, Creactive, which is inspired by the world-renowned acrobatic shows and is open to all guests who want to learn aerial and trapeze skills.

Iberostar Paraiso Maya, Mexico

This five-star, all-inclusive resort offers sports, gastronomy, and entertainment, and all on a beautiful stretch of sand on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Check in to enjoy gourmet dining, nightly music and shows, and over 140 programs for children and teenagers.

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, Aruba

Hilton Aruba is situated on fifteen acres of white sand beach and lush tropical gardens on the island's famous coast, Palm Beach. The resort is home to stunningly clear waters, an array of wellness activities, the best casino on the island, large rooms for families, and proximity to nightlife and restaurants.

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Grand Cayman

This property's location on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman will leave you shocked for sure, but the hotel itself is pretty amazing. The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa offers six beachfront bungalows, 266 rooms, 55 residences, on-site gourmet dining, and some of the Caribbean's most Insta-worthy views!

Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Riviera Maya

Hotel Xcaret Mexico is an opulent, oceanfront haven featuring elegantly crafted gourmet cuisine, a kid's club with a water playground, huge rooms for families, and proximity to Xcaret's nature parks and tours. Families who visit are shocked to find breathtaking pools and coves along with a world class beach.

Grand Isle Resort & Spa Great Exuma, Bahamas

Grand Isle Resort is a gorgeous property, but what makes it over-the-top is its unbeatable wildlife excursions to see Exuma's famous swimming pigs, stingrays, tropical fish, and other sea life. This property also offers villas with up to four bedrooms, making it ideal for families.

Barcelo Maya Caribe, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

This all-inclusive resort is yet another that rests along the gorgeous coasts of Riviera Maya. In addition to having a location on a world class beach, the Barcelo Maya Caribe offers shocking amenities for families including swim-up suites, five restaurants, two giant pools, a children's water park, a bowling alley, and a theatre for nightly shows.

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Tortola

This 230-acre private-island haven sits at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. As a luxury, AAA Four Diamond hotel, the resort features stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and neighboring islands. You can also book villas with up to six bedrooms, making this hotel ideal for families with kids or large parties.

Mount Cinnamon Resort, Grenada

Grenada, also known as the "Spice Island" of the Caribbean, is mountainous, lush, and surrounded by beautiful beaches. Mount Cinnamon Resort offers the best spot on Grand Anse Beach, huge suites with multiple bedrooms, delicious gourmet food, and its own beach club.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts, Punta Cana

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana features family-friendly fun built around the Nickelodeon brand, along with world-class dining options, an expansive spa, and a gorgeous beach. This resort is also all-inclusive, meaning you'll never have to argue over who is cooking dinner.

Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa, Punta Cana

The Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa features the largest kid's club in the Caribbean or Mexico, which includes video games, a mini water park, its own theatre, a children's pool, and more. A teen club is also on-site with age-appropriate activities like table games, pool, video games, and table tennis available. This hotel also has eight restaurants, 5 buffets, and 22 bars!

Royalton Bavaro, Punta Cana

The Royalton Bavaro in Punta Cana offers 730 modern luxury suites, unlimited dining with no reservations required, and onsite amenities such as a surf machine, mini golf, a 1,200 ft. lazy river, and a float up grotto bar. This property also sits on Bavaro Beach, which is frequently named one of the most beautiful in the world.

Rosewood Half Moon Bay, Antigua

Antigua is stunning on its own, but the Rosewood Half Moon Bay Resort takes it up a notch. Many of the suites on-site feature their own plunge pools, hammocks, open-air baths, and outdoor showers, making it easy to enjoy the incredible ocean views. While it currently isn't open yet, you can dream of booking this stunning property.

Take your family to paradise at any of these resorts.

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